The Red Wings are a bit banged up as they get ready to face off against Anaheim tonight at Joe Louis Arena. Forwards Mikael Samuelsson and Johan Franzen won't play against the Ducks because of injuries. Samuelsson is nursing a sore groin, while Franzen is day-to-day with a sore hip flexor. The Red Wings have a 7-4-and-2 record and are seven points behind the Blackhawks in the Central Division.
Last night in minor league hockey, in the ECHL, it was the 13th annual Valentine’s Day Pink Ice game at Wings Stadium where the Kalamazoo Wings lost 4-to-3 to the Trenton Titans. Tonight, the K-Wings host Toledo. In college hockey, tonight and tomorrow night, it’s Western Michigan at Ohio State while Michigan State hosts Northern Michigan